Saints' Chauncey Gardner-Johnson Announces He's Changed His Name to Ceedy Duce

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 9, 2020

New Orleans Saints defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (22) warms up before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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There will be no more Chauncey Gardner-Johnson in the New Orleans Saints' secondary.

Instead, Ceedy Duce will help defend against the pass.

As Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football shared, the safety formerly known as Gardner-Johnson announced he changed his name:

Nick Underhill @nick_underhill

The Saints safety formerly known as Chauncey Gardner-Johnson has announced that he has changed his name to Ceedy Duce. https://t.co/R1HNpxcW5k

"Time to pave a way for my own imagine that I want no more judgment thoughts on me because you really don't know me, until you understand me as a person I won't speak unless spoken to," he wrote.

The Saints selected the University of Florida product in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft. He appeared in all 16 games as a rookie and tallied 49 tackles, eight passes defended, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. 

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